Tagged with 'suicide prevention'

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Real Talk – Conversations that save lives

We were joined at our 2019 Conference by Stella Comber and Alex Harvey, from Grassroots, who hosted the seminar ‘Reducing the numbers – Real Talk – suicide prevention awareness’. In the final of a series of blog posts from the day we explore the topic and discussions that took place… Read More

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Handling difficult and challenging calls outside of the helpline environment

Helplines often act as an invisible safety net, catching people when they have nowhere else to turn as statutory services are cut. However, it’s not just helpline services that are receiving calls from people who feel that they are at crisis point. The people taking these calls must have the… Read More

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How do you recreate the supportive environment of a Samaritans branch online?

Simon Stewart, Samaritans Senior Production Manager (Caller Services), was one of our expert speakers at this year’s Annual Conference. Simon shared with us his experience of designing and developing Samaritans listening service via online chat. Samaritans Samaritans have 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Every six seconds… Read More

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The Challenges of Helpline Management

In June, members who attended our Managing a Helpline event in London heard from Sue who manages the helpline for our member The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Sue talked to us about the challenges of helpline management. CALM is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single… Read More

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Help is at Hand Guide Launched

There are 6,200 suicides in the UK each year, and each one has a profound effect on a community, making effective support for those bereaved by suicide absolutely crucial. Launched today, at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference, is the updated resource for people bereaved by suicide – Help is at… Read More

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WHO publishes its first global suicide prevention report

Suicide takes a terrible toll on human life. According to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention 800,000 people die by suicide every year, which is around one person every 40 seconds. WHO published their report on suicide ahead of World Suicide Prevention day on 10th September. Here are some… Read More